1. Define a consistent approach for
flat-look editors that have a tree where you can add siblings and children.
Different editors in TPTP (Hyades) are doing this differently, so we need
to find the right way to do this and use it across the board.
2. Discuss paging in views. Some of
our views, like the log view, have the idea of paging. This is used to
limit the amount of data being shown in the view at any time. Because this
is something we'd probably want to do in most (if not every) view, we should
come up with a standard way to present it.
(incomplete list - I apologize for not
catching all your names)
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 12:00pm (noon) EST.
Here are the conclusions reached from
the discussion on flat-look editors with trees:
1. The following buttons should appear
in all flat-look tree editors (in this order and with these specific names):
Add, Insert, Remove, Up, Down.
2. The add button adds an appropriate
item (editor-specific) one level down from the selected item (a child),
at the end of the list of children.
3. The insert button inserts an item
immediately after the selected item (a sibling).
4. Tooltips should be present on the
buttons, and are editor-specific.
5. The items in the context menus should
perform exactly the same operations as the corresponding button in the
6. Cut/Copy/Paste actions should be
enabled (drag-and-drop too?)
On a related note, it was noted that
not all editors follow the same flat-editor look. Eclipse now has guidelines
for flat-look editors, which should be followed. It is suggested to use
EMF-based editors, as they provide much of the implementation for free,
and already adhere to the guidelines (mostly, if not completely). Alex
Nan to open a feature request for this.
On the topic of paging, the rationale
and approaches to paging were discussed, but there were no major conclusions
due to lack of time. The discussion will continue in a later meeting.
Since we're closing down i2, there won't
be a meeting next week unless there are urgent topics to discuss.
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